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        Report Of The Commission Appointed By Governor C. C. Young To Investigate The Causes Leading To The Failure Of The St. Francis Dam Near Saugus, California

      Sacramento: California State Printing Office, 1928. 1st Edition . Soft cover. Near Fine. Phootgraphs, Charts, Maps. 79 Pp. Original Blue Printed Covers. The Famous Report On The Great St. Francis Dam Failure. Near Fine, Hint Of Wear, Light Fading To Spine, Hint Of Fading At Other Edges, No Names Or Marks.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        Archive of World War One letters and documents relating to a Polish immigrant's service in the 26th Infantry Division's 104th Infantry Regiment and his death at Belleau Woods on the first day of the Aisne-Marne Offensive

      Massachusetts and France, 1928. This grouping consists of 58 items: * Seven letters written by Kocienski while in France (two of the letters are written in Polish; one letter is damaged and incomplete), * One packet of 30 documents, letters, and notes related to his death and the payment of federal next-of-kin benefits (including Kocienski's official naturalization certificate, death notification, and letters written by his commander), * One packet of 15 documents, letters, and notes related to payment of Massachusetts next-of-kin benefits, * Four letters related to payment of War Risk Insurance benefits, and * Two miscellaneous letters, one regarding the publication of a Gold Star memorial book and the other regarding a reunion of the 104th Infantry Regiment. Kocienski, born in what is today Poland in 1896, immigrated to the United States in 1912 and settled in Haydensville, Massachusetts where he lived with first cousin, Mary Antowska. The cousins had been exceptionally close since early childhood and had always referred to each other as brother and sister. When Kocienski enlisted in Army in early 1917, he named Mary as his beneficiary for all family and insurance allotments. Kocienski, born in what is today Poland in 1896, immigrated to the United States in 1912 and settled in Haydensville, Massachusetts where he lived with first cousin, Mary Antowska. The cousins had been exceptionally close since early childhood and had always referred to each other as brother and sister. When Kocienski enlisted in Army in early 1917, he named Mary as his beneficiary for all family and insurance allotments. Kocienski's letters to Mary include descriptions of Army life in a combat unit and trench warfare: "We lost a few men but we slain about two hundred Germans and we taken number of prisoners and us taken a number of prisoners. . . . We have just came out of the trenches. I suppose you have heard about the good work our regiment is doing in the front line trenches. We have had some pretty hart times. . . When we are off duty we stay in dugouts . . . we have to be very careful of shells because they are very dangerous if they strik anywhere near you, you are out of luck. When we hear the report of the gun over in the German lines we can almost tell by the sound where the shell is going so we have quite a lot of time to jump for cover . . . if we happen to be out in the middle of a field . . . we just drop flat on our stomachs. . . . The hardest part [is] to stand on guard all night watching and listening. . . . Sometimes you hear a noise that sounds like a big German and pull you rifle up to shoot and the first thing you hear is the squek of a rat it makes your hair stand on end. . . . I thought I saw a lot of big rats in the U.S. but the rats up around the trenches are the biggest I have ever seen or heard of. They live in the dugouts too, and when you go to bed at night they have a fine time running up and down your legs and face." The 104th Infantry first saw combat in April of 1918, and the entire unit was awarded the French Croix de Guerre for exceptional bravery and courage. In July of 1918, the 26th Division relieved the 2nd Division at Belleau Wood, where the 104th was almost immediately shelled with heavy high explosives and drenched in mustard gas. On the 18th, the regiment helped lead the attack during the Second Battle of the Marne in the Aisne-Marne Offensive. Kocienski was severely wounded in the initial assault and evacuated for medical attention, however he could not later be found and was listed for months as missing in action. Eventually, Mary was notified that he was killed and buried in an American cemetery in France after which she began receiving allotments as his next-of-kin, until during an administrative review, the Veteran's Bureau (precursor of today's Veteran's Administration) discovered that she was Kocienski's cousin and not his sister. Using his naturalization certificate, the Bureau determined Mary was ineligible for any benefits and instead began paying them to Kocienski's father in Russia. Worse, the Bureau demanded that Mary return the thousands of dollars she had already received back to the U.S. Treasury. The packets of documents included in this archive provide fascinating insight into the grinding disdain and insensitivity of the federal bureaucracy as well as the dogged perseverance of her lawyers and her "brother's" former commanding officer to prevent this travesty. It is unknown if they were successful. A unique and compelling collection that documents an immigrant's ultimate sacrifice for his adopted country in World War One and the callous indifference of big government that followed.

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        Krankenpflegelehrbuch //

      Springer,, Bln., 1928 - 499 Seiten; O.-Leinwand; 8° // Gebrauchsspuren [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Buck in the Snow & Other Poems by

      New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1928. First Edition "I-C" on copyright page, limited to 515 signed copies, of which this is unnumber and is the printer Arthur Rushmore's copy. 69, [1]pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Quarter linen and blue boards. Fine in slipcase which is numbered "21". First Edition "I-C" on copyright page, limited to 515 signed copies, of which this is unnumber and is the printer Arthur Rushmore's copy. 69, [1]pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Printer's Copy with Corrected Typescript. Printer Arthur Rushmore's Copy with page of typescript annotated by Millay tipped in to the ffep of the poem "The Pigeon" which appears on page 26. With note in pencil "From the ms.of book AW Rushmore 8/1928." Yost 37

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        HERE'S HOW! HERE'S HOW AGAIN! and NOBLE EXPERIMENTS: Three volumes in dust jackets.

      John Day Co., (1928 -1930)., New York: - First edition of the latter two titles in the series and third printing of HERE'S HOW!, the first in the series. ALL THREE IN DUST JACKETS. Small (32mo), varying colored boards. Second volume lacks front free endpaper and is cracked at front spine gutter, otherwise all three are near fine. In good or better dust jackets with evidence of sticker removal to front panels. First volume with lower third of spine missing and mottling from old water stain to rear panel. Scarce books. Scarcer still in dust jackets. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Poster] Your Wages Up or Down!

      Pittsburgh: National Miners Relief Committee, n.d., but 1928. Poster advertising the buying and selling of Solidarity Certificates, issued by the communist-led National Miners Relief Committee, formed in response to a 16 month-long strike which left 150,000 miners in Ohio and Pennsylvania unemployed. The strike began after the workers in the bituminous coal fields experienced signifiant wage cuts in 1928. When the United Mine Workers' Union failed to support its members, the National Miners Relief Committee was formed, gaining notoriety after collaborating with Hollywood film director Sam Burke in the making of the propagandistic silent film documentary "The Miners' Strike" (1928). The present poster apparently issued early in the strike, warning readers that "If the Miners Union is destroyed the open shopper will next attack other organized trades" and "the American Labor movement will suffer a fatal blow and wages of organized as well as unorganized workers will go down." Members of the labor classes were thus encouraged to "Enlist at once in the Biggest Campaign for Strikers Relief ever undertaken by the Workers of America by buying and selling Solidarity Certificates for Miners Relief," the money being used for food and tents to feed and shelter the families of the striking miners. We find no copies catalogued in OCLC as of August, 2017. References: Steven J. Ross. Working-Class Hollywood (1999), p. 221. M. Keith Booker. Film and the American Left (1999), p. 21. Original photo-illustrated poster (63.5x48.5cm.) printed lithograph in brown on white stock; previous horizontal folds, extremities a bit chipped, else Very Good and sound overall.

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        Photograph Signed

      Berlin: E. Bieber, 1928. First edition. Very Good. SILVER GELATIN PHOTOGRAPH OF EINSTEIN. AN IMPORTANT ASSOCIATION PHOTOGRAPH: SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY EINSTEIN TO HIS LIFELONG FRIEND AND PHYSICIAN JANOS PLESCH. A beautiful photograph showing a youthful-looking Einstein sitting comfortably in a chair looking straight into the camera. Inscribed by Einstein underneath the photograph on the original photographer's mount: "Meinem lieben Freund Plesch/ zum 50./ Albert Einstein 1928" ["My dear friend Plesch on 50"]. Presumably given to Plesch on his 50th birthday, November 18, 1928. In November, 1928, Einstein was staying at Plesch's country estate on the Havel River outside of Berlin recovering from pericarditis (under the medical supervision of Plesch). The physician Janos Plesch (1878-1957) was a major figure in Einstein's life. "Einstein first met Plesch in 1919, when he was caring for his mother, Pauline, during her terminal illness, and chose him as his own physician when he became gravely ill with heart problems in 1928. Plesch guided him to recovery, part of which took place at Plesch's palatial villa in Gatow, where Einstein enjoyed privacy in the lakes region of southwestern Berlin. It has been said that Plesch and Einstein enjoyed each other's ribald sense of humor. Einstein is reputed to have said 'Plesch is a pig, but he is my friend'" (Calaprice, An Einstein Encyclopedia). Shortly after the presentation of this photograph Einstein turned fifty as well and it was Plesch who arranged for the city of Berlin to grant Einstein, "its most famous citizen," as a birthday present "lifelong rights to live in a country house that was part of a large lakeside estate that the city had acquired. There he would be able to escape, sail his wooden boat, and scribble his equations in serenity. It was a generous and gracious gesture. It was also a welcome one... He was thrilled to accept" (Isaacson, Einstein). Einstein and Plesch remained close throughout Einstein's life, with Plesch visiting Einstein in Princeton only a few weeks before Einstein's death on April 18, 1955. (During that visit, Plesch gave the ailing Einstein a box of fine cigars. "When Einstein saw them, he smiled and said, 'My God, I'll have to smoke these fast in order to enjoy them all!'"). Bucky, The Private Albert Einstein. With the blind-stamp ("E Bieber") of the photographic studio on the bottom left of the image and "E. Bieber / Hofphotograph / Berlin" stamped on the original mount beneath Einstein's inscription. The E. Bieber studio was arguably the most prominent photographic studio operating in Berlin in the 1920s. Framed in what is almost certainly a contemporary frame (likely by Plesch). Size: Photograph = approx. 6.5 x 8 inches; with mount = 10.75 x 15 in.; with frame: 12 x 16 in. A touch of silvering around edges of photograph; inscription a little light (but clearly legible). Note: Signed photographs of Einstein from this period of his life are considerably more rare than those after he emigrated to the United States and photographs with such a strong personal connection are particularly scarce.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Romancero Gitano 1924-1927 (Gyspy Ballads).

      Sur, Buenos Aires 1928 - First edition of Garcia Lorca's classic work. Octavo, bound in red flex boards. Inscribed by the author, "Para Josefina de Roman con el recuerdo de Federico Garcia Lorca Madrid- 1934." Lorca has also drawn a sketch of a moon with face. In excellent condition with light rubbing to the extremities, small chip to the front free endpaper. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed.   Romancero Gitano (translated as Gypsy Ballads) is a poetry collection by Spanish writer Federico Garcia Lorca, published in 1928. It is his best known book of poetry. It is composed of eighteen romances with subjects like the night, death, the sky, and the moon. All of the poems deal with the Romani people and their culture. The work reflects the pains of a people who live on the margins of society and who feel persecuted by the representatives of authority and for their struggle against that authority. However, Garcia Lorca himself points out that his interest is focused not on describing a specific situation, but on the clash that occurs again and again between the forces encountered: in a poem that describes the struggle between the Civil Guard and the gypsies, he calls these sides "Roman" and "Carthaginian" to imply the permanence of the conflict. "Their imagery is often vividly synaesthetic, inventive and unexpected . . . the poems celebrate and lament the concrete and the mysterious, in language that manages both to be startlingly fresh and obviously in debt to a rich tradition, that of the traditional Spanish ballad and its offshoots" (Gyln Pursglove). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Photograph Signed

      Berlin: E. Bieber, 1928. SILVER GELATIN PHOTOGRAPH OF EINSTEIN. AN IMPORTANT ASSOCIATION PHOTOGRAPH: SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY EINSTEIN TO HIS LIFELONG FRIEND AND PHYSICIAN JANOS PLESCH. A beautiful photograph showing a youthful-looking Einstein sitting comfortably in a chair looking straight into the camera. Inscribed by Einstein underneath the photograph on the original photographer's mount: "Meinem lieben Freund Plesch/ zum 50./ Albert Einstein 1928" ["My dear friend Plesch on 50"]. Presumably given to Plesch on his 50th birthday, November 18, 1928. In November, 1928, Einstein was staying at Plesch's country estate on the Havel River outside of Berlin recovering from pericarditis (under the medical supervision of Plesch).The physician Janos Plesch (1878-1957) was a major figure in Einstein's life. "Einstein first met Plesch in 1919, when he was caring for his mother, Pauline, during her terminal illness, and chose him as his own physician when he became gravely ill with heart problems in 1928. Plesch guided him to recovery, part of which took place at Plesch's palatial villa in Gatow, where Einstein enjoyed privacy in the lakes region of southwestern Berlin. It has been said that Plesch and Einstein enjoyed each other's ribald sense of humor. Einstein is reputed to have said 'Plesch is a pig, but he is my friend'" (Calaprice, An Einstein Encyclopedia).Shortly after the presentation of this photograph Einstein turned fifty as well and it was Plesch who arranged for the city of Berlin to grant Einstein, "its most famous citizen," as a birthday present "lifelong rights to live in a country house that was part of a large lakeside estate that the city had acquired. There he would be able to escape, sail his wooden boat, and scribble his equations in serenity. It was a generous and gracious gesture. It was also a welcome one... He was thrilled to accept" (Isaacson, Einstein).Einstein and Plesch remained close throughout Einstein's life, with Plesch visiting Einstein in Princeton only a few weeks before Einstein's death on April 18, 1955. (During that visit, Plesch gave the ailing Einstein a box of fine cigars. "When Einstein saw them, he smiled and said, 'My God, I'll have to smoke these fast in order to enjoy them all!'"). Bucky, The Private Albert Einstein.With the blind-stamp ("E Bieber") of the photographic studio on the bottom left of the image and "E. Bieber / Hofphotograph / Berlin" stamped on the original mount beneath Einstein's inscription. The E. Bieber studio was arguably the most prominent photographic studio operating in Berlin in the 1920s.Framed in what is almost certainly a contemporary frame (likely by Plesch). Size: Photograph = approx. 6.5 x 8 inches; with mount = 10.75 x 15 in.; with frame: 12 x 16 in. A touch of silvering around edges of photograph; inscription a little light (but clearly legible).Note: Signed photographs of Einstein from this period of his life are considerably more rare than those after he emigrated to the United States and photographs with such a strong personal connection are particularly scarce. Very Good.

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        The House at Pooh Corner

      New York: E. P. Dutton, 1928. First American edition, number 114 of 250 copies on large paper, signed by the author and artist, with the limitation page a cancel. Illustrated by Ernest Shepard. 178, [1] pp. 8vo. Original yellow illustrated boards, green cloth spine with printed label, green endpapers, original glassine jacket; untrimmed and unopened. In original illustrated box. A fine copy. Shepard, Ernest. First American edition, number 114 of 250 copies on large paper, signed by the author and artist, with the limitation page a cancel. Illustrated by Ernest Shepard. 178, [1] pp. 8vo. Signed by Milne and Shepard.

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        MAYSELAKH

      Nyu-York (New York) : Idish Lebn (Yiddish/Yiddish Leben)(1928). 1st edition. Original publishers illustrated boards, 8vo, 256 pages. 21 cm. Includes over 50 modernist children's illustrations, including Yosl Cutler's famous Chagal-esque image of a cow jumping over a peasant's home as the peasant catches and egg in his hands. In Yiddish. Title translates as, "Little Tales. " "Ilustrirt fun Zuni Maud un Yosl Kotler. " Nr. 49 in the Library of Congress's "Illustrated Children's Books and Periodicals in Hebrew and Yiddish, 1900-1929 in the Collections of the Library of Congress: An Illustrated Finding Aid" (see online) : "A collection of 43 stories by Yiddish writer Herman Gold. The illustrations were created by Zuni Maud (1891-1956) and Yosl Cutler (d. 1934) , a team of artists best-known as Yiddish puppeteers during the 1920s. Their puppet shows centered on Jewish themes mixed with a strong dose of Socialism and were created from their own designs. The two artists began working together in New York sometime in the 1920s after immigrating from Russia. " Two of the images, including Cutler's Jumping Cow, are featured in the YIVO exhibit, "Through the Yiddish Looking Glass: The Art of Yiddish Children's Literature. " Between 1916-1920 Zuni Maud edited the entertainment section in Forverts, and his comics and cartoons appeared later in the Zionist daily Di Tsayt, the satirical weekly Der Groyser Kundes, and in several magazines for children published in Yiddish. In 1924 he designed the scenery and costumes for the production of Maurice Schwartz "Di kishefmacherin; " he later began his artistic cooperation with the puppeteer Yosi Cutler and together they opened the Union Studio "Studio Modicut", which included a puppet theater. In 1928, together, they designed costumes for the contemporary adaptation of "God, Man and Devil" by Jakub Gordin. In 1929, they set off on a tour around Europe, they staged their puppet performances in London, Paris, Brussels and Warsa . In 1930 they were invited to the Soviet Union where for six months they staged plays in many cities. They returned to New York in 1932, and a year later they finished cooperation. In 1935, on one of Hollywood's streets, Yosi Cutler was killed by a drunk driver. Maud was known for his pro-communist views, and for many years he collaborated with the Morgen Frayhayt newspaper. In April 1956, the chief editor, Paul (Pesach) Novick, called a meeting of the editorial staff and announced that following Stalin's death, it had come to light that many Soviet Yiddish writers and artists had been killed as a result of the trial of Jewish poets These were people whom Zuni Maud met during his stay in the Soviet Union; the news strongly shocked him, and after returning home he suffered a heart attack and died (Wikipedia, 2017) . Light wear to boards, toning to spine and paper, about Very Good Condition. (YID-28-10)

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        The House at Pooh Corner

      This is an excellent First Edition copy of one of the most popular children's books, by A. A. Milne, the final book in the Winnie the Pooh Series.Published by Methuen, London; 1928. This smart first edition copy of the popular final book of the winnie the pooh series is in Near Fine condition. There is some slight bumping to the spine ends and board corneres, a little fading to the salmon pink of the original boards, and a few tiny black marks to the rear board, but apart from this the binding is tight and the boards free from blemishes or damage, with the lovely gold gilt detailing to the front and lettering to the spine. There is a gift inscription to the front free endpaper, and the odd age spot and very slight toning, particularly to the free endpapers, but apart from this the pages are remarkably clean and bright and free from blemishes or wear. The dustjacket is in Near Fine condition. There is some chipping to the spine ends and the edges, and a darkening to the edges and spine, but apart from this the jacket retains it's lovely salmon pink colour. Apart from some small rubbing marks to the panels, there are no other real issues to speak of and it is a very smart jacket for this lovely book. In all this book is a very rare find in such lovely condition and would be an excellent addition to any collection or an ideal investment for the future!

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        The House at Pooh Corner. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard.

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1928 - Octavo. Original pink cloth, titles to spine and pictorial design to front board in gilt, top edge gilt, illustrated endpapers. With the dust jacket. Spine gently rolled, a little rubbing to extremities, light offsetting to endpapers; a very good copy in the jacket with lightly faded spine and minor nicks to extremities. Illustrated throughout by E. H. Shepard. First edition, first impression. Milne began planning his final Pooh book in 1927. Three years of intense publicity were taking their toll on the family, and Milne longed to return full-time to adult literature, telling his brother that "after one more Pooh book I must think of something else. In fact, it's time I tried a novel" (Thwaite p. 328). Christopher Robin was growing up, soon to leave for boarding school, and The House at Pooh Corner would be a farewell. But first there was an introduction to be made. Milne had bought his son a stuffed tiger, "Tigger", and told Shepard that he was longing to see the illustrations for this new character, who would become one of the author's most popular creations. Published on 11 October 1928 in an edition of 75,000 regular trade copies, The House at Pooh Corner was received by critics with a delight tinged by sadness. "The Times Literary Supplement congratulated Milne on avoiding 'the temptation to repeat his successful formula mechanically', though it was 'sad to see the stories end'" (Thwaite p. 336). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The House at Pooh Corner

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd,, 1928. Octavo. Original pink cloth, spine lettered in gilt, vignette in gilt to front cover within single gilt rule border, illustrated endpapers, top edge gilt. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and illustrations in the text by E. H. Shepard, of which 7 are full-page. Ownership inscription to recto of illustrated frontispiece. Foot of covers slightly faded, extremities lightly rubbed. A very good copy in the slightly nicked jacket, loss to spine ends, dark spots to panels, 11 mm closed tear to head of front panel. First edition, first impression. Milne began planning his final Pooh book in 1927. Three years of intense publicity were taking their toll on the family, and Milne longed to return full-time to adult literature, telling his brother that "after one more Pooh book I must think of something else. In fact, it's time I tried a novel" (Thwaite p. 328). Christopher Robin was growing up, soon to leave for boarding school, and The House at Pooh Corner would be a farewell. But first there was an introduction to be made. Milne had bought his son a stuffed tiger, "Tigger", and told Shepard that he was longing to see the illustrations for this new character, who would become one of the author's most popular creations. Published on 11 October 1928 in an edition of 75,000 regular trade copies, The House at Pooh Corner was received by critics with a delight tinged by sadness. "The Times Literary Supplement congratulated Milne on avoiding 'the temptation to repeat his successful formula mechanically', though it was 'sad to see the stories end'" (Thwaite p. 336).

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        Metropolis (?????? ; ?????????)

      Kaizo-sha, Tokyo 1928 - Large Sextodecimo. 560 (1)pp. Original color illustrated dustjacket over red cloth with gilt lettering and tooling on spine. Title page with decorative orange ruling and publisher's device. Two plates following title page, one of them a film still in color, the other the beginning of the musical score for the film by Gottfried Huppertz with three b/w head shots. Illustrated with ten striking full-page b/w reproductions of film stills of the legendary Fritz Lang film considered the first science fiction film that premiered in 1927. The cover of the dustjacket is illustrated with the film still used on the cover of the first paperback edition.Thea von Harbou had given the manuscript of her novel to Fritz Lang in 1924. The two of them collaborated on the film script and from 1925 to 1927 Fritz Lang directed what was to become the most expensive German film productions of the time and a milestone of Expressionistic silent science-fiction movies at the same time. After the premiere the film was re-cut and shortened and only in 2010, after the rediscovery of archival material, Metropolis was reconstructed to its original version. Harbou's novel was published in installments starting in August of 1926 and as a paperback in the same year. The Japanese translation by Toyokichi Hata was published as volume 15 of the series "World Literature" in 1928. Bound in with Metropolis is the first Japanese translation of another German author, Anita Loos, with her 1925 novel "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes."Text in Japanese. DJ with light wear, very small chips along edges and head an tail of sunned spine, and rubbed. Binding with very light wear along edges and spine. Endpapers browned and some sporadic foxing of block and on edges. DJ, binding and interior in overall very good condition. First Illustrated Japanese language edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The House at Pooh Corner

      E. P. Dutton, New York 1928 - Shepard, Ernest. First American edition, number 114 of 250 copies on large paper, signed by the author and artist, with the limitation page a cancel. Illustrated by Ernest Shepard. 178, [1] pp. 8vo. Signed by Milne and Shepard. Original yellow illustrated boards, green cloth spine with printed label, green endpapers, original glassine jacket; untrimmed and unopened. In original illustrated box. A fine copy Illustrated by Ernest Shepard. 178, [1] pp. 8vo First American edition, number 114 of 250 copies on large paper, signed by the author and artist, with the limitation page a cancel. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Studia Neophilologica. A Journal of Germanic and Romanic (Romance) Philology. Volumes 1(1928) - 72(2000), bound in 50 volumes.

      Lundequistska, Uppsala / Almqvist & Wiksell, Stockholm / Taylor & Francis, Basingstoke 1928-2000. - ex-library copy with label on spine and stamps, binding partially a bit rubbed / stained, else good, essays in different languages (English, French or German), Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 52000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A collection of notebooks, offprints, and books from the estate of Max Newman.

      1928–59 1928 - Together, 29 items: 3 printed books, one manuscript notebook, one autograph album, and 24 offprints. Very light toning and spotting, extremities slightly bumped and occasionally a little worn, a few light stains, some minor nicks and chips to margins. Minor rust stains to wrappers and gutters of offprints. Generally a good state of preservation. Max Newman (1897–1984) was one of the most significant British mathematicians of his generation and a leading pioneer in modern computer science. After early pioneering work on combinatory (or geometric) topology, logic and Boolean algebras, he was elected FRS in 1939. During the Second World War, in 1942, he joined the government code and cypher school at Bletchley Park. There he realised that some of the methods used by the Bletchley codebreakers would be better done with the help of rapid, special-purpose electronic machinery employing paper tape and photoelectric cells; he and Alan Turing proposed the logical requirements for such machinery. These requirements formed the basis of practical machines, culminating with the Colossus, the world's first large-scale electronic computer. The section at Bletchley that used the machinery was headed by Newman and was called the Newmanry. From 1945 to 1964 Newman was the Fielden professor of mathematics at Manchester University, where he established the Royal Society Computing Machine Laboratory, which produced the first working stored program electronic computer in 1948. This collection of papers from his family includes an autograph album owned by his son William, who evidently took the opportunity of various conferences and academic gatherings to garner the signatures of some of the most important scientists of the mid-century, including that of Alan Turing. Newman remained close to Turing throughout his career. It was he who wrote the Royal Society's Memoir, and his wife, Lyn Irvine, who supplied the preface to Sara Turing's biography of her tragic son. The collection also includes one of Newman's own early notebooks, showing his intellectual concerns in the 1920s, and a number of offprints, including three of his own articles and a presentation copy. The collection comprises: NOTEBOOKS a. Autograph album. Oblong duodecimo, 67 pages (white, pink, and blue), original black leather-grain boards, 'Autographs' to front board gilt, edges purple. "Begun 14 July 1951" in William Newman's childish hand on the front pastedown. About 100 autographs by various famous mathematicians and scientists, including Alan Turing, Hassler Whitney, Patrick Blackett, Stan Frankel, Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander, John Cockcroft. Also Carl L. Siegel and Jan A. Rajchman. Spine gently cocked, spine ends and edges of boards slightly rubbed, very minor wear to top edge of front board. b. Max Newman's Math Diary. Duodecimo, green cloth wrappers, "Math Diary" handwritten on front wrapper. 176 pages, mostly completed in ink and pencil. August 1924–December 1932 as far as dated entries are concerned. Edges speckled green. Extremities slightly rubbed, a couple of small white marks (scuff marks?) to front wrapper. Fowler's problem, (ca p. 94); Reading, summer 28 (p. 83), and notes on theorems, equations, etc. PRINTED BOOKS A. HARTREE, D. R. Calculating Machines: Recent & Prospective Developments and their impact on Mathematical Physics. Inaugural Lecture by the author. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1947.) Small quarto. Original printed wrappers, 2 plates. With Newman's ownership inscription to half-title. Wrappers toned and partially loose along spine, spine ends a little chipped, small dark stain to lower corner of front wrapper. An excellent copy. B. SHANNON, Claude E., & Warren Weaver. The Mathematical Theory and of Communication. (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1949). Original dark red cloth, titles to spine in silver. Spine a little faded, spine ends and corners lightly rubbed and bumped, top edge of rear board with small light marks. An excellent copy. C [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of St. Agnes & other poems.

      Waltham St. Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, , 1928. Quarto. Finely bound for the publisher's by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in dark green full sharkskin, title to spine and serpent motif to front cover in gilt, marbled endpapers, original metal clasps to fore edge with raised floral design, edges uncut and gilt. Housed in the original green cloth folding case. With 15 floriated initials by Eric Gill printed in red and blue, and 17 wood engravings by Robert Gibbings. Calling card of Frederick Phineas Rose (1923–1999) loosely laid in, with gift inscription to verso. Bookseller's ticket (Philip C. Duschnes of Madison Avenue) to rear free endpaper. Occasional natural discolouration of the vellum; a superb copy of this beautifully produced edition, very handsomely bound indeed. Limited edition, number 7 of 15 copies on vellum, from a total edition of 500 (the rest of the edition comprised 485 copies on handmade paper). This was the last book published in Keats's lifetime, about which he had "low hopes, though not spirits … this shall be my last trial; not succeeding, I shall try what I can do in the apothecary line". Though Keats did not live to see his fame confirmed, this last collection is his greatest single volume, containing the magnificent series of odes on which his reputation now rests, as well as his longer narrative poems – two medieval romances: the chilling "Isabella or the Pot of Basil" and the gothic romance "The Eve of St Agnes"; and two mythological fantasies: the weird "Lamia" and the ambitious, Miltonic fragment "Hyperion".

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        Teisei Z ho Nihon Kenchikushi Y [Essential History of Japanese Architecture]

      Two vols. I: 13, 15, 491 pp. text on Japanese architectural history from antiquity to the first part of the early modern period, circa 17th century, followed by 22 pp. expanded section; II: 16 pp. table of contents followed by 200 black-and-white plates comprising photographs and plans showing in detail the overall layout of buildings, plans for rooms, roof structures, and ornamental features of shrines and temples, buildings located primarily in the Kyoto-Nara area of Japan. 8vo. Cloth-covered boards, housed together in printed cardboard slipcase. Some wear, tears, and repairs to slipcase. Nara (Asuka-en) 1928. Second expanded edition. Shun'ichi Amanuma was a scholar of architectural history and a professor at Kyoto University. As of April 2017, WorldCat locates four holdings of this edition in North American institutions.

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        Batouala

      Editions Mornay 1928 - - Editions Mornay, Paris 1928, 19,5x25cm, broché. - Edition définitive et en partie originale, un des 395 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Rives à la forme, le nôtre un des 45 hors commerce numérotés en chiffres romains, seuil tirage après 15 Japon ancien et 48 Japon. Ouvrage illustré de 6 eaux-fortes originales hors-texte ainsi que de nombreuses compositions originales in-texte d'Alexandre Iacovleff. Dos légèrement fendillé et comportant deux petites déchirures en tête et en pied ainsi qu'un infime manque en pied. Agréable état intérieur. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Final edition and partly original, one of the 395 numbered copies on vellum of Rives to form, ours one of the 45 hors commerce numbered in Roman numerals, threshold drawing after 15 Japan old and 48 Japan. Illustrated book of 6 etchings original inset and many original compositions in-text by Alexander Iacovleff. Back slightly cracked and with two small tears in the head and foot and a tiny lack in the foot. Nice interior state. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Poèmes. Avec un portrait de Jarry d'après Picasso. (30 exempl.)

      'Tirés à trente exemplaires aux frais d'un amateur [= E. du Perron]', [1928]. Ingenaaid. (2), 62 p. Met portret. Gedrukt [door Breuer te Brussel] in een oplage van 30 ongenummerde exemplaren. 1e druk. Rug incompleet, voor- en achterzijde omslag los. Beetje roest.l Zeer zeldzame Jarry-uitgave, een privé-uitgave van E. du Perron. Minder vaak in de handel dan andere Du Perron-edities. Batten/ Stols 77. Storm 7.

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        Industrie artistiche e botteghe Artigiane Bolognesi.

      Bologna edito a cura del Consiglio Provinciale dell'Economia di Bologna, 1928. In 4to grande (cm. 29); rilegatura originale in tela su disegno di Alfredo Baruffi eseguita nelle Officine di LUIGI Degli  Esposti di Bologna; pp.  58 + 14 nn. + LXXVI tavole. Dodici tavole illustrano le arti grafiche di Bologna con xilografie originali. Mobili, oggetti, ricami dell'artigianato bolognese. Due Tavole di bellissime Legature eseguite da Luigi Degli ESPOSTI  + 2 Tavole di legature di Carati Costa e dell'Istituto dei Salesiani. Edizione speciale di propaganda fuori commercio numerata a mano da 1 a 1000. Axs

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        The Death of Synge and Other Passages from an Old Diary

      Dublin: The Cuala Press, 1928. First edition, published by the poet's sister Elizabeth Corbet Yeats in an edition of only 400 copies. 35, [3] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original linen and boards. Fine in chipped glassine. First edition, published by the poet's sister Elizabeth Corbet Yeats in an edition of only 400 copies. 35, [3] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Wade 162; Miller 41

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        Yidishe dikhterins. Antologye.

      Chicago: L. M. Stein Publisher, 1928, Lxxxi, 390pp., dust-jacket badly chipped, very good blue cloth, some pages roughly cut open at edges, edition of 1550 - according to front colophone (text in Yiddish) TEXT IN YIDDISH. With small photos of many of the woman poets tipped in, as well as many other facsimiles. Anthology of poetry. - Discussed recently by Kathryn Hellerstein in her history of women poets in Yiddish. - INQUIRE FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTOS.

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        Egon und Emilie Kein Familiendrama von Christian Morgenstein... Opus 46. Klavier-Auszug. [Piano-vocal score]. With autograph annotations

      Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne [PN 32168], 1928. These two scores evidently provided the basis for the edition with English text published by Associated Music Publishers, Inc. recorded in OCLC with no definitive date ("1928-1956"), Edgar and Emily Not a Family Drama. An Austrian-born composer, Toch became a naturalized American in 1940. "His experiences in the [First World] war left a mark on him, and his first composition after it, the Ninth String Quartet op.26 (1919), signals a new stylistic direction. Where the prewar works, for all their originality, are audibly indebted to Brahms, the Ninth Quartet is more radical, employing an extended tonality and an uncompromising emphasis on the linear dimension. It and the works that followed earned Toch a prominent place in the musical avant garde... The two short operas Die Prinzessin auf der Erbse op.43 (1927) and Egon und Emilie op.46 (1928) were not only examples of contemporary Zeitoper but also way-stations in the composer's search for a libretto for a full-length opera." Anja Oechsler in Grove Music Online.. Folio. Original publisher's gray printed wrappers with device in dark orange to upper. [1] (recto title, verso cast and instrumentation lists), 3-[22] pp. music, 1f. (recto blank, verso publisher's advertisement). "Edition Schott Nr. 1419" to foot of upper wrapper; list of Toch's works to verso of lower wrapper, with "813" to lower left corner. Two copies (one marked "Master Copy" in turquoise pencil to upper wrapper), both with autograph corrections and annotations in red and lead pencil and textual additions in English in blue pencil to one copy and ink to the other, some in all likelihood in Toch's autograph. With an additional two pages of autograph manuscript notes in lead pencil detailing changes and incorporating autograph musical notation laid into the "Master Copy," with editor's annotations in red pencil. With two further pages of musical corrections in Toch's hand in lead pencil annotated in red pencil, possibly in another hand. With a 2-page typescript of the text in English translated by Paul Aron laid in. Wrappers worn and with ink stains and edge tears; partially detached. Slightly browned and chipped internally. In quite good condition overall.

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        Korol', Dama, Valet [King, Queen, Knave]

      Berlin: Slovo, 1928. First edition. Original wrappers. Fine. RARE FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS OF NABOKOV'S SECOND NOVEL. "Originally published in Russian in 1928 under the penname Sirin, King, Queen, Knave is the second novel by famed author Vladimir Nabokov.... Unlike his first novel, Mary (1926), which is autobiographical in theme and features mainly Russian characters, Nabokov's King, Queen, Knave tells the story of a German love triangle. The author's virtuosic use of the stock plot of a love triangle results in a highly comic narrative that departs significantly from his first novel, whose meditations on memory, loss, and the passage of time recall the work of the great French modernist Marcel Proust. As an early divergence from modernism, and as an inspired parody of genre fiction, King, Queen, Knave forecasts the great English-language novels of Nabokov's maturity: Lolita (1955), Pale Fire (1962), and Ada (1969)" (Encyclopedia of the World Novel). King, Queen, Knave was not translated into English until 1968, forty years after its Russian debut. Berlin: Slovo, 1928. Small octavo, original wrappers; custom box. A touch of browning to spine, but still a beautiful, fine copy. RARE.

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        The Dark Portal.

      1928. 1928 - Etching. 9 x 5.75 inches. Plate 92 in Fine Prints of the Year, 1928. Signed in pencil. Matted. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Archive of World War One letters and documents relating to a Polish immigrant's service in the 26th Infantry Division's 104th Infantry Regiment and his death at Belleau Woods on the first day of the Aisne-Marne Offensive

      Massachusetts and France, 1928. This grouping consists of 58 items: * Seven letters written by Kocienski while in France (two of the letters are written in Polish; one letter is damaged and incomplete), * One packet of 30 documents, letters, and notes related to his death and the payment of federal next-of-kin benefits (including Kocienski's official naturalization certificate, death notification, and letters written by his commander), * One packet of 15 documents, letters, and notes related to payment of Massachusetts next-of-kin benefits, * Four letters related to payment of War Risk Insurance benefits, and * Two miscellaneous letters, one regarding the publication of a Gold Star memorial book and the other regarding a reunion of the 104th Infantry Regiment. Kocienski, born in what is today Poland in 1896, immigrated to the United States in 1912 and settled in Haydensville, Massachusetts where he lived with first cousin, Mary Antowska. The cousins had been exceptionally close since early childhood and had always referred to each other as brother and sister. When Kocienski enlisted in Army in early 1917, he named Mary as his beneficiary for all family and insurance allotments. Kocienski, born in what is today Poland in 1896, immigrated to the United States in 1912 and settled in Haydensville, Massachusetts where he lived with first cousin, Mary Antowska. The cousins had been exceptionally close since early childhood and had always referred to each other as brother and sister. When Kocienski enlisted in Army in early 1917, he named Mary as his beneficiary for all family and insurance allotments. Kocienski's letters to Mary include descriptions of Army life in a combat unit and trench warfare: "We lost a few men but we slain about two hundred Germans and we taken number of prisoners and us taken a number of prisoners. . . . We have just came out of the trenches. I suppose you have heard about the good work our regiment is doing in the front line trenches. We have had some pretty hart times. . . When we are off duty we stay in dugouts . . . we have to be very careful of shells because they are very dangerous if they strik anywhere near you, you are out of luck. When we hear the report of the gun over in the German lines we can almost tell by the sound where the shell is going so we have quite a lot of time to jump for cover . . . if we happen to be out in the middle of a field . . . we just drop flat on our stomachs. . . . The hardest part [is] to stand on guard all night watching and listening. . . . Sometimes you hear a noise that sounds like a big German and pull you rifle up to shoot and the first thing you hear is the squek of a rat it makes your hair stand on end. . . . I thought I saw a lot of big rats in the U.S. but the rats up around the trenches are the biggest I have ever seen or heard of. They live in the dugouts too, and when you go to bed at night they have a fine time running up and down your legs and face." The 104th Infantry first saw combat in April of 1918, and the entire unit was awarded the French Croix de Guerre for exceptional bravery and courage. In July of 1918, the 26th Division relieved the 2nd Division at Belleau Wood, where the 104th was almost immediately shelled with heavy high explosives and drenched in mustard gas. On the 18th, the regiment helped lead the attack during the Second Battle of the Marne in the Aisne-Marne Offensive. Kocienski was severely wounded in the initial assault and evacuated for medical attention, however he could not later be found and was listed for months as missing in action. Eventually, Mary was notified that he was killed and buried in an American cemetery in France after which she began receiving allotments as his next-of-kin, until during an administrative review, the Veteran's Bureau (precursor of today's Veteran's Administration) discovered that she was Kocienski's cousin and not his sister. Using his naturalization certificate, the Bureau determined Mary was ineligible for any benefits and instead began paying them to Kocienski's father in Russia. Worse, the Bureau demanded that Mary return the thousands of dollars she had already received back to the U.S. Treasury. The packets of documents included in this archive provide fascinating insight into the grinding disdain and insensitivity of the federal bureaucracy as well as the dogged perseverance of her lawyers and her "brother's" former commanding officer to prevent this travesty. It is unknown if they were successful. A unique and compelling collection that documents an immigrant's ultimate sacrifice for his adopted country in World War One and the callous indifference of big government that followed.

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        KIRCHE VON GSTEIG

      - Oel auf Malplatte 61 x 82,5 cm, Mitte oben mit schwachen Greifspuren, Rahmen seitlich oben mit kleinerer Abblätterung, unten links signiert und datiert 1928 Attraktive Darstellung in schönem Licht. Der in Venezuela geborene und gestorbene deutsch-venezuelanische Maler hielt sich zu der Zeit in der Schweiz auf [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Jääpeili : runoja (Ice Mirror : Poetry)

      Otava, Helsingissä 1928 - Finnish language. Octavo 13 x 19 cm. Weight 80 gr. Wrappers, 65 [2] pp. The book is in Near Fine condition, without any visible defects, losses, remarks and stains. Slightly frayed cover corners and bottom edge of the cover, soft book-lenght vertical creaser on the front cover, back cover shows light soiling; internally perfect condition. Superior avant-garde constructivist cover design by Topi Vikstedt (1891-1930), the most prominent Finnish book illustrator in the 1920s. Aaro Hellaakoski (1893 –1952) was a Finnish poet whose work includes some of the earliest examples of modernism in Finnish literature. Present verse collection is considered as the forerunner and masterpiece of Finnish literary modernism. It is notable especially for its experimental typography, there are used different typefaces. The mixing of historical typographic styles can thus be interpreted as an acknowledgement that there is no present without the past and no modernity without a tradition. Besides visual experiments author's collection includes rhythmic experimentations. Traditional and brilliant use of rhyme as well as avant-garde and fairytale all mix in Hellaakoski's philosophical, existentional poetry. Both the symbolism-influenced, post-romantic, already automated poetic style of the beginning of the 20th century and the classicising current that developed in response to it, typographic experimentations, concrete poems, in which the visual form and linguistic meaning work together, are made the collection still standing the test of the time. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Schönheiten der Alpenstrassen - Les beautés des routes alpestres - Bellezze delle strade alpine - The beauties of the alpine roads. Eine Auswahl schweizerischer Grafik. Folgen 1-3 (cplt.) in 3 Bänden.

      Bern, Schweizerische Oberpostdirektion [1928- ]. - Folio. Mit insgesamt 29 Orig.-Lithographien, 3 Orig.-Holzschnitte und 5 Orig.-Radierungen. Lose in kart. Orig.-Mappen (Kapitale und Kanten etwas berieben). Alle 37 Originalgraphiken in Bleistift signiert und num. - Die Graphiken von H.B. Wieland, A.H. Pellegrini, Viktor Surbek, Giovanni Giacometti, Cuno Amiet, Max Böhlen, H. Howald, G. François, Edm. Bille, Ed. Vallet und P. Burckhardt. - Jede Mappe mit einleitenden Worten auf 3 S. von H. Federer, J. Knittel, F. Chiesa und Robert de Traz. - 1. Folge: Col du Pillon, Les Mosses, Gr. St. Bernhard, Val d'Anniviers, Val d'Hérens, Simplon. - 2. Folge: Grimsel, Furka, Gotthard. - 3. Folge: Klausen, S. Bernardino, Maloja. - Blattgrösse: 42 x 32cm. - Komplett mit 37 Graphiken selten! Lang de

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        Canti Orfici ed altre Liriche. Opera completa con Prefazione di Bino Binazzi

      Vallecchi, 1928. Cm. 20, pp. 166. Brossura editoriale. Titoli in rosso e nero. Ottimo esemplare. Seconda edizione dei Canti Orfici, capolavoro poetico del Novecento italiano. Cfr. Gambetti-Vezzosi, Rarità bibliografiche del Novecento italiano, p. 161: "Edizione aumentata di cinque poesie apparse su periodici ... Edizione non comune e molto ricercata"..

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        Le grand silence blanc (Roman vécu d'Alaska)

      - Mornay, Paris 1928, 20x25cm, relié. - Prima edizione illustrata da Clarence Gagnon stampato 725 copie, la nostra una delle 650 su BFK Rives. In primo luogo la stampa del frontespizio, 32 illustrazioni a colori nel testo e molti cul-de-lampada, drop cappellini, cerchietti, adesivi e ornamenti Clarence Gagnon. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première édition illustrée par Clarence Gagnon imprimée à 725 exemplaires, le nôtre un des 650 sur B.F.K. de Rives. Reliure en plein cartonnage recouvert de papier à motifs décoratifs, dos lisse de box havane, date dorée en queue, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, reliure signée de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Premier tirage du frontispice, des 32 illustrations en couleurs dans le texte et des nombreux culs-de-lampe, lettrines, bandeaux, vignettes et ornements de Clarence Gagnon. Bel exemplaire agréablement établi.

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        Royaume-farfelu

      - Nrf, Paris 1928, 18,5x24cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 23 copie numerate su Holland nostra non numerata, ma giustificato "copia su Holland" lunghezza della seconda edizione deluxe piatta dopo il 13 in Giappone. Bellissimo esemplare nonostante leggermente scoloriti come al solito. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 23 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, le nôtre non numéroté mais bien justifié "exemplaire sur Hollande" en pied du second plat, tirage de tête après 13 Japon. Bel exemplaire en dépit du dos très légèrement décoloré comme habituellement.

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        Domestic Architecture in Rural France.

      New York: The Architectural Book Company, Paul Wenzel & Maurice Krakow, 1928. Folio, vii, 55 plates printed to recto only with captions, with one additional signed etching, and decorative title page. Quarter rust red cloth portfolio, pink paper boards with repeating design of title-page printed in black, and white cloth ties, text leaves and plates loose as issued. Backstrip somewhat frayed, corners bumped, title leaf has some small chips, minor foxing to outer margins, otherwise very good. First edition, with an original untitled etching signed in pencil by Samuel Chamberlain. Features sketches in lithograph, drypoint, pencil and wash, of small chateaux, farms, town houses, cottages, manoirs, windmills, gates, doorways, details, etc., from Burgundy, Auvergne, Provence, Normandy, Brittany and the Touraine.

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        Il Decamerone. Illustrato da Tito Lessi

      Fratelli Alinari (A. Francolini), 1928. In-4° (315x255mm), pp. (6), 670, (4), assai bella legatura editoriale in pieno cuoio marrone realizzata ad imitazione delle legature rinascimentali. Bordure ornamentali plurime impresse a freddo con giglio centrale, fiorellini, motivi decorativi losangati e rettangolari, etc. Dorso a falsi nervi con titolo in oro e ricchi fregi a secco. Sguardie marmorizzate. Numerosissimee illustrazioni n.t. e 101 tavv. in monocromia f.t. in fotocollografia dell'acquafortista fiorentino Tito Lessi (1858-1917). Perfetto stato. Tiratura di soli 150 esemplari su carta di gran lusso (n° 30). Probabilmente la più bella edizione novecentesca del capolavoro boccacciano.

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        Scarlet Sister Mary (First Edition)

      Bobbs-Merrill, New York 1928 - First Edition, in a later printing dust jacket. Jacket has a different design than that of the first printing, red with black titles and a yellow printed Pulitzer Prize Novel band. Winner of the 1929 Pulitzer Prize and Peterkin's most important book, with dialogue written in the Gullah dialect of South Carolina.Very Good plus in an unclipped second state Very Good plus dust jacket. Light fading to the spine and topstain, with owner name to the second blank. Jacket is lightly rubbed, with mild wear at the extremities. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        20 Hrs. 40 Min. Our Flight in Friendship. The American Girl, First Across the Atlantic by Air, Tells her Story

      G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York 1928 - First edition. With 61 illustrations. 314pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To Henry H. Blinkmann/ Amelia Earhart." Original crimson cloth. Spine slightly faded and worn With 61 illustrations. 314pp. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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